the Art of Pam Larson & the poetry of William C. Burns, Jr.

First Friday In The Studio
the Art of Pam Larson & the poetry of William C. Burns, Jr.

Friday, March 1, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM
Railside Studios – 46 Lois Ave, Greenville, South Carolina 29611

I have wrapped poetry around ten or more of her excellent renderings

This is some of my best work
Come on by March 1

Get some culture that isn’t from a cup of yogurt

(Note: Adult themes)


I spend a lot of time
watching her watch the world
through the big picture window

She seldom ever touches her phone

Yesterday she said
“Have you ever been in love?
and heaven is reflected in his sky blue eyes.”

She sipped something acrid
“It’s like your heart is like a shooting star
cutting across a blood red twilight.
And I feel so light . . .
sensuous in falling.”

I wanted to tell her. . .

She said
no idea of rhyme or reason,
only Love.”

Silent Undertaking

I have devoted my life to the study of Silences

While it may be true that we are a speaking species
Every good playwright
Every good composer
Every good architect
knows the value of using silences
Silences that can carve a volume out of solid stone walls
Silences that can paint a room in ambers or greys

There is the cold aching of the silence between the stars

There are grey silences
The silence of the room after the other has left
The silence of a room where they will never come again

There are choking silences
when your mouth is so full of love it can’t let your heart out
When there just aren’t words enough . . .
And you would give anything to break that silence

There are warm glowing silences
When you can sit back to back and read the Sunday paper
And pass funnies . . .
Quiet laughing

There are silences
When you just look at the warm glow of her
And no words are necessary
As the presence of her fills your every sense